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Cool gear for back to school

July 25, 2008

Cool gear for back to school

It's back-to-school time, and you're going over your child's zillion-page school supply list. Don't panic; we'll help you check off that supply list in no time. Our guide covers everything from standard yellow pencils to talking rulers. Yeah, they make those.

MOVIE REVIEW

Sp!t

Spit is a documentary about competitive performance poetry called slam. Here's how slam works: several poets each perform a piece, and then they're judged by five randomly-selected audience members.

The Lady from Sockholm

MOVIE REVIEW

The Lady from Sockholm

I have a confession to make. I have an inappropriate crush ... on a sock puppet. Yes! I said it. A sock puppet. Please, don't judge me. In my defense, he is a very endearing sock puppet.

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Eduardo A. Encina left the Florida sun in 2012 to return home and cover the Orioles. A Jessup native and University of Maryland graduate, Encina previously covered another AL East team, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.

Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 16 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 12 seasons, including the past eight with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Dean Jones Jr. is the sports content editor overseeing Orioles coverage. A Towson University graduate, he started working at The Baltimore Sun in 2007. He previously managed high school sports coverage and also covered the Orioles minor league teams.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for decades. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer.

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